‘Our smallest survivor’: Baby born at just 12 ounces finally gets to go home – California News

‘Our smallest survivor’: Baby born at just 12 ounces finally gets to go home – California News

When Ariana Sophia Cruz-Gutierrez was born, she weighed just 12 ounces.

That’s less than the weight of three sticks of butter.

Cruz-Gutierrez —who was born March 9 at the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis, Maryland — spent over four months in the hospital, according to the Capital Gazette.

She was released last Thursday.

At first, parents Oscar Gutierrez and Claudia Cruz didn’t know if their baby girl would survive.

The couple learned that Claudia Cruz had “really high blood pressure” when they went to a prenatal appointment more than halfway through the pregnancy. It turned out she had gestational hypertension, caused by the pregnancy — and it was decided to induce the birth.

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